Marcus D. Childress

Marcus D. Childress is Professor and Chair of the Instructional Design and Technology Department at Emporia State University (Kansas, USA), where he directs an online Master of Science degree program in Instructional Design and Technology. Dr. Childress teaches courses in instructional design, multimedia design, and online learning. Research interests include online learning, using virtual worlds for training and education, heutagogy, and using technology integration as a catalyst for school reform. Dr. Childress has made over 200 conference presentations at the national/international level. His research has been documented in publications such as Distance Education, Journal of Research on Computers in Education, International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, Globalized e-Learning Cultural Challenges, and the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Teaching, Technologies, and Applications. He is a former President of the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). As President-Elect of AECT, he currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of AECT and will assume the duties as the President of AECT in 2013.


Marcus D. Childress. © 2012.
This Foreword is included in the book Educational Stages and Interactive Learning: From Kindergarten to Workplace Training.
Universal Design for Culturally-Diverse Online Learning
Jane H. Eberle, Marcus D. Childress. © 2007. 16 pages.
This chapter outlines a framework for designing online learning using the principles of universal design. The authors define and give practical examples of instructional design...